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It is amazing to us that so many Northern Territory Education Department HQ staff are so happy to lay the blame for being what we call ‘reputation-raped’ by Mr Phil Brennan at the feet of Mr Ferguson.
Ken Davies is doing nothing to stop it. AGAIN. Is he encouraging it? Time will tell….
A lady from Mitchell St HQ contacted one of our Team Members – almost in tears as she recounted the story she overheard on the 10th Floor.
It was around the 3rd week in March. She had been chatting with some other employees about the disgusting actions of embarrassing ex-General Manager of HR, Mr Philip Brennan. Some people had expressed support and sympathy for Mr Ferguson after Mr Brennan’s attack on him.
An un-named Executive interrupted her conversation and started blaming Mr Ferguson for what Mr Brennan had done to him. From her recollection, this is a taste of what they said:
“That guy (Mr Ferguson) must have annoyed Phil ’cause Phil would never do something like that without a reason.”
“He deserved it, he’s been a troublemaker for a long time, that’ll teach him to be a whistle-blower.”
She said the whole mood became very uncomfortable and everyone started to walk away. The Executive was very angry and left the floor soon after.
This kind of Ken Davies-supported ‘blame-the-victim’ attitude should act as a wake-up call to all current employees and especially the NT Government to urgently tackle the problems of: victims’ secondary injuries, low disciplinary rates for perpetrators and a privileged arrogance spreading its way through all levels of Mitchell street Education HQ, like a cancer.
Victims (in this case Mr Ferguson) not only have to struggle with primary injuries in the aftermath of an attack (‘reputation-rape’), but they must also battle with the ‘secondary’ injuries.
Secondary injuries occur when there is a lack of proper support or understanding. Other times it is when individuals blame the victim for the crime – here, it is the friends and colleagues of the attacker (Phil Brennan) who are further assaulting the victim by openly saying “he did something to deserve it” and spreading it around to infect other people.
Perversely, Mr Ferguson is left to take responsibility for Mr Brennan’s actions.
Mr Ferguson stood up for his rights and tried to make the Education Department a better place for everyone. We are still in shock at all the things the NT Education Department did to him in retaliation. We’d love to see him back up here one day.
More people need to stand up and fight back! There are lots of us, we can beat them!
Standing up for yourself can be really challenging if you’re used to letting others have their way or you’re a people pleaser. When you trim yourself down to suit everyone else, it’s all too easy to whittle yourself away; learning to stand up for yourself is a way of ensuring other people respect you and don’t try to push you around or manipulate you.
It also helps many others around you as you are modelling the correct behaviour. Obviously bullies like Brennan (and his Education Department cronies) will hate you for doing it.
How long will it be before Brennan does the same kind of thing to someone in the Health Department?
Will he steal their personal information from his job and take it home to cause harm, just like he did when he was General Manager of HR at Education? Did he give it to anyone else at his home to use too?
The Education Department should have charged him for doing that. If it had been a teacher, we all know what would have happened there….
How many more victims of “Malicious Bureaucrat” Philip Brennan are out there?
Please contact us if you are one of them.
Our next post is a beaut, some of our Team Members are putting the finishing touches to it right now.
Look closely at this photo – it will give you a clue.
Can you hear the rum…ble….